Answer given by Mr Dalli on behalf of the Commission
1 and 2. The Commission inspection service of Directorate General for Health and Consumers (FVO, Food and Veterinary Office), located in Grange, Ireland, audits the work of the competent authorities of the Member States. They have not identified particular failure of the competent authorities to provide training to verify that animals have been watered during long-distance transports.
3. The Commission is aware of individual cases where animals have not received enough water during transport. Such cases were reported in the Commission Report on animal welfare during transport, adopted in November 2011.
For the time being, the Commission does not consider amending Regulation 1/2005.
-  Report from the Commission to the European Parliament and the Council on the impact of Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport. COM(2011)700 final.
-  Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations; OJ L 3, 5.1.2005, p. 1.
OJ C 256 E, 05/09/2013